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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 19, 2008 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Glad to see that other people also love this one. Not the picture perfect transition were used to but one that goes in search of new realms like PITB or Dark Star. I really dig how they bring the new ideas and switch in with the tried and true riffs and jams throughout.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 19, 2008 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Here are two I'd like to feature...starkly different, but both w/their own great qualities: First, from Chicago, 5/13/77:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-13.sbd.ashley.14942.shnf

Very short transition jam...quiet percussion and very un-intrusive Donna--no shrieks, just mellow almost-humming...really gorgeous...leading to a hard, sharp Phil intro that nails the "Fire" beat with the drummers...the Fire that follows may be my favorite ever...Jerry kills on the wah-wah and makes up for the short trans. jam w./a loooooong and intricate intro.

Then there's the more "exploratory" transition jam from this underappreciated Lehigh Univ. show (I believe SDH will back me up on this one) from 9/25/81:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-09-25.sbd.miller.88822.sbeok.flac16

This one also lands on a "hard" start to FIRE, but before you get tehre, Jerry and Brent lead the way on one hell of a journey. This transition jam is like a roller coaster space ride but w./out ever losing the thematic thread of the tune. Grand stuff. (The FIRE in this version is also amazing minus a typical Jerry F**-up in the first verse).

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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 22, 2008 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Yeah That's the ticket. Especially like the 81 Leigh version.